Equal Logic 5000 vs NetApp 2000
Posted on 2009-04-13
Hello, I have narrowed down my SAN decision to Equal Logic vs NetApp and would like some opinions on why one is better than the other...
The NetApp is more expensive, but it seems more robust in features. It also look like the whole NetApp approach to NAS is completely different to everyone else. Which makes things more confusing!
So far, we are finding it a little hard to justify the extra $$ on the NetApp, we know its a better product, but we are a pretty small setup, we will have around 2TB of data, running across around 10 servers (1x exchange, 1x SQL, Document Management and Cisco Core Manager are the major servers). So realistically, we will probably set the thing up, connect it to the network and no really manage it from day to day besides snapshots. We dont really care about being able to expand to 100TB or being able to plug into a crazy expensive Fiber Channel, as we will never really need this.
Anyone have any experience on why one should outweigh the other (besides cost)..